Reston was developed as a planned community in the 1960s and became more popular in the 1980s with the building of Reston Town Center, a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Homebuyers pay a premium for newer properties close to the town center. Condos range in price from the low $100,000s to more than $1 million. Townhouses start in the $200,000s, and there are million-dollar single-family homes. Prices are lower in nearby Herndon. Here are new developments in both areas:
Midtown Reston Town Center (11990 Market St., Reston; 703-689-0900) was built in 2006. There are two condo towers and a third building, Midtown North, which has loft-style units. Amenities in all three include a private media room with theater seating and a landscaped deck with a waterfall. About 36 units are available—half in Midtown North and half in the tower buildings. Prices range from $400,000 to $990,000.
In downtown Herndon, builder Lawrence Doll Homes finished the first six townhouses at Heritage Chase (655 Nathaniel Chase La.; 703-437-5554) in early 2008. One is still on the market; at $500,000, it has a garage, a recreation room, and three bedrooms. The company plans to build six more townhouses here and price them from around $500,000 to $650,000.
Darlington Oaks (113 Anthem Ave., Herndon; 703-435-4743) is a new community just outside Herndon’s historic district. The homes, built by Stanley Martin, come with open floor plans, master suites, and at least three bedrooms. There are 55 townhouses whose prices start in the high $400,000s and 18 single-family homes starting in the high $500,000s.
Built in 2008, Camden Dulles Station Apartments (2320 Dulles Station Blvd., Herndon; 866-670-2513) offers nine-foot ceilings and granite kitchen countertops with islands and breakfast bars. Of the 366 apartments, about 55 are vacant. Prices for one-bedrooms start at $1,250 a month, two-bedrooms start at $1,770 a month, and three-bedrooms are $2,015 to $2,225 a month.